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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement   

This 16-hour course is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DRE courses. You will learn how to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both. Please see the prerequisites below.

You will be given an overview of the seven types of drug categories and the physiological effects these drugs have on the human body. In addition, you will learn of medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs of impairment. The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of drug impairment, and in suggesting the possible category or categories of drugs being used, will be discussed.

You will receive the latest updates in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. We will also explain the legal issues associated with impaired driving as well as pre- and post-arrest procedures.

Topics Include

  • The concept of “drugs” in the context of DWI enforcement
  • The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of impairment
  • Medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs of impairment
  • Identification of the major categories of drugs
  • The observable effects of each of the seven major categories of drugs
  • The physiological effects likely to result from various combinations of drugs
  • Appropriate procedures for dealing with drug-impaired or medically-impaired suspects
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test update
  • Legal issues associated with impaired driving
  • Pre- and post-arrest procedures


Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors, and those aspiring to become Drug Recognition Experts

This class is restricted to active law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.

Course Length

16 hours


You must have successfully completed the IACP/NHTSA National DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) program or equivalent. You must also demonstrate proficiency in administering the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing battery in order to successfully complete this course. A maximum of two attempts at the proficiency testing is allowed.


This training will NOT qualify an officer to serve as a Drug Recognition Expert. This course does include the former 8-hour Drugs That Impair Driving curriculum.

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What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Fantastic content and instruction; 100% worth using my own PTO to attend.” – Officer E.S.
  • “Great job making things easier to understand. “ – E.F.
  • “Good valuable information to assist with DUI-Drug investigations.” – D.N.
  • “Excellent course to include detailed SFSTs and understanding drug matrix.” – N.R.
  • “Both instructors were able to paint the picture and help me understand each topic very well.” – O.M.
  • “Very good information for DUI enforcement and investigation. Great lead into DRE. VERY knowledgeable instructors.” – M.A.
  • “The course was clear and easy to understand. I enjoyed the class and how the instructors presented the materials. I am looking forward to utilizing my new tools in the field.” – J.D.
  • “Great course. Would recommend to other officers.” – R.P.





Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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